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BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS StephenHawking,KipThorne[Foreword] ReadbyBenWhishaw,GarrickHagon[Foreword],LucyHawking[Afterword] The distinctive computer voice of the late Stephen Hawking makes several cameos in this audio, which was cobbled together from speeches and notes and com- pleted after his death in 2018. British actor Ben Whishaw's voice is as graceful as Hawking's writing. Despite the philosophical heft of the material, Whishaw's delivery is warm, inviting, and wise. This is an approachable summary of the final thoughts of one of our generation's great popularizers of science. Random House Audio 4 hrs. Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD ISBN 9781984844613 $30.00 (also DD) Books on Tape Library Ed.: CD ISBN 9781984844637 $30.00 (also DD) OUT THERE: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) MichaelWall ReadbyWillCollyer "Wow!" It's the introduction's first word, and Will Collyer tries to keep the wow factor in his narration. Wall weighs the odds of finding life in our solar system and beyond, and humanity's chances in space. He also reviews current efforts to explore and settle the moon and Mars. Collyer makes sure the basics of the various theories and developments come across along with the humor and enthusiasm. Hachette Audio 5.5 hrs. Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD ISBN 9781549168482 $25.98 Audiobooks and Literacy 68 n AudioFile/www.audiofilemagazine.com Six recent nonfiction audiobooks tackle big questions, making the latest information about space exploration and space travel, scientific advancements, and the quest to discover whether or not we're alone in the universe accessible to listeners. Audio Roundup: The Final Frontier

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